Abbeville rallies to remain undefeated

NEWBERRY -- After congratulating his team on a 32-21 win over previously unbeaten Hartsville, Abbeville coach Jamie Nickles looked up to the heavens and said simply, "I love this place." Setzler Field ...

Successful promotion

GREENVILLE -- Roshun Jackson had less than 24 hours to prepare at quarterback to face Wade Hampton. Greenwood coach Dan Pippin needed a quarterback after his starting signal caller was suspended becau ...

Lakelands Football Show Week 6 picks

Most Lakelands football teams open play Friday. Before they did the Index-Journal sports staff, along with host Jimmy Faulkner, took the time to relay their pigskin prognostications. Greenwood High Sc ...

Culture curve

Most Americans can remember sitting in history class, learning about U.S. soldiers storming the beaches of Normandy in World War II. Few students had a French foreign exchange student who grew up 30 m ...

Rams dominate Greenwood

Hillcrest's volleyball team thrashed Greenwood Thursday for the second time this month. The Rams punished Greenwood in straight sets, winning 25-18, 25-14 and 25-14. Hillcrest used its athleticism to ...

Region matchups highlight Week 6

Abbeville football coach Jamie Nickles knows the challenges of his 2A Panthers squaring off against 4A powerhouse Hartsville at Newberry College. Hartsville has depth and an offense that leads the sta ...

Hope springs anew for Laurens Academy

LAURENS -- A struggling eight-man football team has another mountain to climb, but last week it finally planted a flag at a summit. After three losses and a canceled forfeit, Laurens Academy (1-4 ...

Abbeville squeaks past Ninety Six

NINETY SIX-- Lights flickered and thunder cracked, barely heard over the raucous crowd in Ninety Six's gym as the Wildcats exchanged leads with the Abbeville Panthers. The fifth set stood tied at 7-7, ...

Lander men's soccer sweeps PBC awards

Lander men's soccer team swept the Peach Belt Conference weekly awards, the league office announced today. Michael Leach was named PBC Player of the Week, George Knight was tabbed as the PBC Defender ...

3 picked for Shrine Bowl

Three Lakelands football players will compete for South Carolina in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, it was announced Monday. Laurens offensive lineman Summie Carlay, Laurens defensive lineman ...

USC keeps eyes on DE Sterling

Defensive end Aaron Sterling (6-foot-2, 260 pounds) of Tucker, Georgia, decommitted from Alabama last week. The University of South Carolina has continued to recruit him despite his previous commitmen ...